Please note: This calendar shows activities organized or sponsored by the PNA (including the Greenwood Senior Center). It does not include activities organized by other community members, groups, or businesses renting space at the centers.
Current Global Events Study Group
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Second Tuesdays, 12:30-2 pm
This volunteer-run meeting is the forum for reports by members who have researched an aspect of the monthly topic. For the forseeable future, it will be virtual, using GSC’s Zoom account. It is also possible to just watch and hear the meeting. If you want to participate in any way, or to first learn how to use the Zoom platform, please send a message to [email protected] or leave a phone message at 206.297.0875.
January 12: Endangered Species and Extinction
Participants will investigate and report on various aspects of the vanishing of other planetary species during humanity’s hegemony. Our research will likely include the impacts of human population growth and behavior, on everything from climate to habitat to purposeful and accidental annihilation.
February 9: Electoral Systems in the World
Many of our nearly 200 countries have uncompetitive elections, if even that, but there are dozens of different types of electoral systems –some centuries old, some created this century. Depending on the subtopics chosen by members, we’ll study forms of governance choice that include parliamentary and strong executive models, along with processes that include proportional representation versus “winner take all”; ranked choice versus run-offs versus plurality decisions; and various institutions designed to protect minorities, privileged and vulnerable.